Anne Bialowas

Education

  • 2009 Ph.D. in Communication, University of Utah 
  • Areas of concentration: Contemporary rhetoric, feminist theory, media studies, cultural studies
  • Dissertation Title: Swinging from the Ladies’ Tee: Gendered Discourses of Women’s Golf
  • 2002 M.A. in Communication Studies, California State University Sacramento
  • Areas of concentration: Media studies, mass communication, gender
  • Thesis Title: The Sopranos’ Women and Men Sing a Different Tune: A Gender Ideology Analysis of Friendship, Family, and Identity
  • 19998 B.A. in Communication Studies, University of Puget Sound, 1998
  • Minors in History and Women’s Studies

Professional Teaching History

  • 2008-present Assistant Professor, Communication Department, Weber State University
  • 2007-2008 Instructor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah Oral 2006-2007 Communication Consultant (Bioengineering), Center for Engineering
  • Leadership (CLEAR), University of Utah
  • 2002-2008 Teaching Fellow, Department of Communication, University of Utah
  • 2003-present Math Teaching Assistant Trainer, Department of Math, University of Utah
  • 2005-2006 Graduating Senior Advisor, Department of Communication, University of Utah
  • 2001-2002 McNair Graduate Assistant, McNair Scholars Program, CSU Sacramento
  • 2000-2002 Teaching Associate, Department of Communication, CSU Sacramento
  • 1999 Driver Trainer for Tour Buses, Princess Tours, Seattle, WA, 1999

Teaching Experience

  • Communication Criticism: Study and history of methods of communication
  • criticism. Facilitates understanding and use of basic methods for analyzing and evaluating discourse, cultivates critical perspectives, and encourages engagement with issues of culture. (fulfills upper division writing and humanities exploration requirement)
  • Cultural Studies in Communication: Introduces current issues, theoretical developments and arguments that pervade the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies. Traces history of cultural studies through intellectual traditions and theorists.
  • Communication and Culture: Takes a “cultural studies” approach to contemporary cultural discourses. Fosters critical awareness of how communication shapes culture and how culture shapes communication. Focuses on contemporary media as sites of these discourses and how certain discourses establish and maintain dominant status. (fulfills diversity requirement)
  • Gender and Communication: Examines issues of gender, communication and culture. Facilitates understanding gender in relation to issues of identity, race, sexuality, class, and power. (fulfills diversity requirement)
  • Media Texts: Examines the role mass media plays in our lives, while focusing on increasing critical consumption of mediated texts. Reviews mass communication theories in context of research topics. (fulfills humanities exploration requirement)
  • Communication and Social Behavior: Focuses on communication messages, social behavior and human society. Explores the premise of social constructionism and the communicative maintenance of social “realities.” (fulfills humanities exploration requirement)
  • Communication and Social Responsibility: Explores how communication is involved in building and sustaining beliefs, social patterns of action, and personal choices. (fulfills upper division writing and humanities exploration requirement)
  • Construction of Knowledge: A course through the Honors Program investigating different ways disciplines construct and produce knowledge, the research questions that drive that production, and the implications different kinds of knowledge have on the lives of human beings.
  • Introduction to Mass Communication: Introduces theories and types of mass communication. (core class for the mass communication degree)
  • Introduction to Communication: Introduces basic theories and concepts of human communication in the various areas of communication: interpersonal, small group, organizational, mass communication, and public speaking.
  • Public Speaking: Introduces and applies principles of public speaking. Focuses on informative and persuasive speeches as well as business and public communication.
  • Scientific Presentations: A graduate course for bioengineering students to improve oral and written communication skills. Focuses on communicating technical engineering information effectively.

Publications

  • Hasian, M., & Bialowas, A. (2009). Gendered nationalism, the colonial narrative and the rhetorical significance of the “The Mother India” controversy. Communication Quarterly, 57, 469-486.

Papers and Presentations

Breaking the Ice: Conquering Common Anxieties of Public Speaking. To be presented at G.I.F.T.S session National Communication Association, New Orleans 2011 (competitively selected).

What and why? Motivational factors for engaging in physical activity and exercise among college students. Paper presented by co-author Cuauhtemoc Carboni at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, Lake Buena Vista, FL, January 2011 (competitively selected). 

Bialowas, A. (2009, June). Michelle Wie: Upstart Shutdown. Paper presented at the European College of Sport Science, Oslo Norway, June 2009 (competitively selected). 
  • Breaking the Ice: Conquering Common Anxieties of Public Speaking. To be presented at G.I.F.T.S session National Communication Association, New Orleans 2011 (competitively selected).
  • What and why? Motivational factors for engaging in physical activity and exercise among college students. Paper presented by co-author Cuauhtemoc Carboni at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, Lake Buena Vista, FL, January 2011 (competitively selected).
  • Bialowas, A. (2009, June). Michelle Wie: Upstart Shutdown. Paper presented at the European College of Sport Science, Oslo Norway, June 2009 (competitively selected).
  • Gender Theory in the Classroom. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, 2008.
  • Rhetorical Construction and Negotiation of Professional Women Golfers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, 2007.
  • Biomedical Engineering Design and the Promotion of High-Value Relationships with Clinical Medicine. Co-author with Robert Hitchcock, Kelly Broadhead, and Layne Williams. Paper presented at the Capstone Design Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, 2007. Also presented at the American Society of Engineering Educators Conference (Rocky Mountain), Provo, 2007 (competitively selected).
  • Gender Studies—Is Men’s Studies an Uninvited Guest?: Discussing Connections and Complications Between Women’s and Men’s Studies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, 2006.
  • Mediated Image of Female Athletes: Natalie Gulbis as Golfer or Swimsuit Model? Paper presented at the Communication and Sport Summit, Arizona State University-West, 2006.
  • Intersection of Organizational Communication, Difference, and Mediated Images: The Worldwide World of Sports. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Boston, 2005 (competitively selected).
  • Out of the Closet: Marginalization in HIV/AIDS Health Advertisements. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Boston, 2005 (competitively selected).
  • Negotiating Challenges to Dominant Gender Ideologies: Martha Burk and Hootie Johnson from the Golf Course to the Media Stage. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, San Francisco, 2005 (competitively selected).
  • Match Point: Racist Media Representations of Venus and Serena Williams. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque, 2004 (competitively selected).
  • Mediated Representations of Women Athletes: Annika Sorenstam Tees Off. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, 2004.
  • The Sopranos Reach out and Sing a Different Tune: A Gender Ideology Analysis of Identity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami, 2003 (competitively selected).
  • Wrestling—More than Meets the Eye. Paper presented at the annual Humanities Graduate Conference, Salt Lake City, 2003 (competitively selected).
  • The Sopranos Reach out and Sing a Different Tune: A Gender Ideology Analysis of Family. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Salt Lake City, 2003.
  • The Sopranos Reach out and Sing a Different Tune: A Gender Ideology Analysis of Friendship. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Long Beach, 2002.
  • Miss America: The Queen of Femininity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, San Diego, 2001 (competitively selected).

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